The last Realtors® Conference and Expo in Orlando took place in 2008. Four years later, the housing market is on the road to recovery, but obstacles remain.
Government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac remain focused on supporting the ongoing housing market recovery while laying the groundwork for a better future housing finance system.
The next few years will be pivotal for the future of American homeownership, says 2013 National Association of Realtors® President Gary Thomas.
The housing market recovery should continue, assuming no further limitations on mortgage availability or a "fiscal cliff," according to forecasts at the 2012 Realtors® Conference and Expo.
Florida is not only the host state for this year's Realtors® Conference & Expo; it's also the fastest-growing destination of choice for international buyers, accounting for 26 percent of foreign purchases last year. It's no surprise, then, that this year's conference has a notable global presence.
Real estate is facing a transformation in the coming years, given the nation's economic concerns, demographic trends and shifting socioeconomic landscape. Realtors® are working to shape that future through the REThink Initiative.
The National Association of Realtors® announces REach™, a new type of Accelerator program developed to introduce innovative technology companies to the real estate marketplace.
ORLANDO (November 7, 2012) - As leading advocates for homeownership, Realtors® encourage communities that support responsible, sustainable housing. That is why today Realtors® dedicated their time and labor to help construct townhomes for low-income families in Habitat of Greater Orlando Area's multifamily community Stag Horn Villas.
Growth in metropolitan area median home prices increased in the third quarter, and more areas are showing gains, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.